Garden fresh veggies

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Wheelchair Bound
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   Posted 8/17/2008 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Even though I've had diabetes fo quite a while now and have been through alot this past year or so I still have some questions about diet.  My neighbor has a nice garden with lots of veggies.  she brought me and my husband over some several times this past week.  I have been eating cucumbers and lots of cherry tomatos along with a few regular tomatos and a few green beans. I have enjoyed eating these, but wonder how they might affect me. My BS has stayed pretty close to where it has been the past six months or so.  With my meds they are pretty consistent.  I didn't notice much if any change after eating these veggies.  I did eat just a few at a time and never pigged out. Please advice if you can. 
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   Posted 8/17/2008 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Most veggies are wonderful for you.  Certain ones, like peas, corn, and great northern beans do have a lot of carbs in them.  (I'm sure there are others)  But, cucumbers, onions, tomatoes, green beans, asparagus, zucchini, squash (I think), salads, etc. are so healthy for you.  Don't forget your broccoli and cauliflower and cabbage, too. 
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   Posted 8/17/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   


My single grape tomato plant has given me over 2000 of those sweet red beauties:-) I eat them by the handfuls with no effect on my blood sugar levels. I pick 2-3 cucumbers every day for us to eat and I stopped counting the zucchini and yellow squash a couple of weeks ago. I'm also picking regular tomatoes, romas and yellow heritage, green and wax beans- we eat a lot of fresh veggies every day. You might want to test youself a bit, just to be sure though since we all react differently- but I do pig out on a regular basis during the summer and fall. I've already had my first harvest of broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuces, spinach and radishes- I'm doing my second plantings of these today- waiting on my sweet red peppers and eggplants....and we just brought in the first of the pie pumpkins-- they won't make it until Thanksgiving, that's for sure.

My favorite dish is caprese salad- sliced tomatoes, fresh mozarrella, fresh basil (home made/grown) and a drizzling of Greek Olive oil- perfectly balanced and perfectly delish.

There's also a recipe here from Karen(tutorgirl) - for zucchini sticks breaded with parmesan cheese and fried- Pure Heaven with fresh zukes!  (Ok- I'm drooling like one of Pavlov's dogs) 

Enjoy the fruits of the garden!


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